Sunday, May 9, 2010

Review: Waking Up in The Land of Glitter

Waking Up in the Land of Glitter: A Crafty Chica Novel by Kathy Cano-Murillo

Description: With glue guns, glitter, twigs, or yarn, the ordinary can become extraordinary . . . especially at La Pachanga. Owned by Estrella "Star" Esteban's family, the restaurant has a rep for two things: good food and great art. La Pachanga brings people together-even when it looks like they couldn't be further apart.

One ill-fated evening, Star jeopardizes her family's business, her relationship with her boyfriend, and her future career. To redeem herself, she agrees to participate in a national craft competition, teaming up with her best friend, Ofelia-a secretly troubled mother whose love for crafting borders on obsession-and local celebrity Chloe Chavez-a determined television personality with more than one skeleton in her professional closet. If these unlikely allies can set aside their differences, they'll find strength they never knew they had, and learn that friendship, like crafting, is truly an art form.


My thoughts: I really enjoyed this book. I laughed and I cried (thanks to Star and Theo) which doesn't happen to often. Their relationship just got to me.
Ofie is my favorite character. I haven't been through anything that she has, yet I understand everything she was feeling.
As for Chloe, I went from wanting to smack her, to wanting to be her friend.
This book had my emotions all over the place which has made this review very hard for me to write. In the end, I would have to say that this is yet another book that I would recommed.

My rating: 3 out of 5